Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits Recipes

  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins


Original recipe makes 1 dozen biscuits

  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  2 tablespoons white sugar
  •  4 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  •  1 egg
  •  2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl. Use a pastry cutter to chop vegetable shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk together in a separate bowl and slowly add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring as you pour, until dough is moistened and well-mixed. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits have risen and are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
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